STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Authorities investigate Prairie Island nuclear plant bleach leak
No radiation leaked and there were no injuries this morning when 522 gallons of chlorine bleach leaked out of a broken pipe at the Prairie Island nuclear power plant near Red Wing, Minn.
This is a ... Posted on 1/5/12 at 1:24 PM
The bill in the Minnesota Senate that would repeal a ban on nuclear power plants now also requires study of potential costs associated with storing nuclear waste within the state for hundreds of years.
Kenyon's largest employer had to downsize this month. Foldcraft Co. eliminated about 25 positions, making its work force roughly 200 at its Plymold plant in Kenyon and its facility in Bloomington, Minn.
A group of area residents and environmentalists hope their input will halt Xcel Energy's plans to store more spent nuclear waste and increase electrical generating capacity at Prairie Island nuclear plant.
Twenty Xcel Energy employees from community relations and Prairie Island nuclear plant on Friday (July 31) unload luggage, tents and other items from four large trucks for the nearly 1,000 bicyclists who participated in the Multiple Sclerosis Society's The Ride Across Minnesota.
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